Soft Cell: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye was a welcome celebration of this electronic duo, often under-appreciated as 24 carat songwriters, although it sometimes failed to encapsulate the band’s obtuse hedonic outsider dynamic. Soft Cell, the duo behind the 1981 hit "Tainted Love," will reunite for their first show in 15 years — but it's just to say goodbye. It showed an increasing preoccupation with the world of vice, and Soho's insomniac neon-lit landscape of porn cinemas, revue bars and call girls. The duo performed a farewell show at London's O2 Arena in 2018. Soft Cell had further Top 5 hits with 'Bedsitter' and 'Say Hello Wave Goodbye', and their late 1981 debut album, 'Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret', went to No. The programme was inspired by 1970s Soho sleaze and post punk fanzines – … The duo performed a farewell show at London's O2 Arena in 2018. The band are primarily known for their 1981 hit version of "Tainted Love" and their platinum-selling debut album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.
Most of the time when a band reforms, the results are lackluster. From the 2002 Album Cruelty without Beauty Originally Soft Cell intended to release this as a single in 1981 instead of Tainted Love. Soft Cell review – a swansong full of sex, noise and darkness ... billed as a one-off reconvening of the duo following an abortive reunion in the early noughties. David James Ball (born 3 May 1959) is an English producer and electronic musician, who has played in bands such as Soft Cell and The Grid, and collaborated with other producers including Ingo Vauk and Chris Braide.He is usually called Dave Ball on record sleeves.. Life and career. Soft Cell have announced that they will reunite for one final show. Marc Almond today announced he's reuniting with Dave Ball for the first time in 15 years to commemorate Soft Cell's 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert — dubbed, naturally, "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" — at London's O2 Arena on Sept. 30. Ball was born in Chester, Cheshire, England, later adopted and growing up in Blackpool. Soft Cell was founded in 1977 by Almond and Ball, who met as art students at Leeds Polytechnic. “With Soft Cell I always felt something was unfinished. As Soft Cell release a film from their ‘one-off’ reunion concert, Marc Almond tells Alex Green how the group were about much more than Tainted Love and the sleazier side of Soho. Synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell have announced a brief reunion, with a special ‘one night, one final time’ show in London.. Marc Almond today announced he's reuniting with Dave Ball for the first time in 15 years to commemorate Soft Cell's 40th anniversary with one final farewell concert — dubbed, naturally, "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" — at London's O2 Arena on Sept. 30.